I adore Christmas, and really enjoy decorating the house, usually with multiple trees. I do not however, enjoy taking everything down, so I need to make it as easy as possible, which means organizing what I have to make it easy to find, use, then store until the next season. I have a room down on the terrace level dubbed the Christmas Room, which stores all the decor for Christmas as well as Easter, Thanksgiving and Halloween. It had gotten a bit chaotic over several years. If I just wanted to put up one or two trees, I had difficulty remembering where specific ornaments and decor were without opening boxes, including those that were labeled in less than specific terms. From all my purging over the last year or so for an eventual downsizing, I accumulated a lot of extra storage containers after donating or selling their contents. So here is how I put some order in the Christmas Room and to all the decorations.
We start with a last look at the tree until the next holiday. Taking it down is not nearly as rewarding as putting it up.
I hope this gives you a few ideas if you are looking to organize your holiday decor. This has been done for several years now, but every year I refine it a bit, and it makes it much less frustrating to get through the decorating and take down process.
Thanks for stopping by! Laters, charisse